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Don’t Mess with my Tutu Village
December 23, 2008

The Tutu Archaeological Village Site: A Case Study in Human Adaptation

Book by Elizabeth Righter, editor; Routledge, 2002. 379 pgs. Price around $260 US.

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The first prehistoric village ever excavated in the Virgin Islands was located in Tutu, St. Thomas. Archaeologists conducted excavations in the early 1990s prior to the construction of a K-Mart store. Rita Elliott and me (Daniel Thornton Elliott, esquire) were part of the crew for about two weeks.  Elizabeth Righter assembled a fine book detailing the excavation and its findings. Unfortunately we cannot afford the book. For a preview, visit:  http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=108350512

Also available online in electronic format:

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&ct=res&cd=14&ved=0CGIQFjAN&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.informaworld.com%2Fsmpp%2F2016107158-77597637%2Fftinterface~db%3Dall~content%3Da728364042~fulltext%3D743473315&ei=yPHrS7_kGYPtlQf0grmOCQ&usg=AFQjCNF04xEER9LRi0wHriCbD2Yyo1s2OQ&sig2=31SG5lRu8AfAMAh7ZDibyg

And this work at Tutu resulted in spin-off research, including this one:

http://etd.lib.fsu.edu/theses/available/etd-04052004-100841/unrestricted/SRRThesis.pdf

Two views of Tutu:tutu_twoviews1

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